Not much is known about this book of V.M. Straka except that it raises questions of identity that are essential according to Eric Husch1) and is in part a love story. It also is widely considered to the be worst of V.M. Straka's works.2)
Quote from p. 377 “If I'm going to die, I'll damned well die on a beach.”
It is noted that it shares a similar name to the fictional Printing Press that published Ship of Theseus (book).